confessions. an interview with ken bugul


She was born in Senegal, but moved to the European country Belgium. This country hosts three different languages: Dutch, French and German.   Her real name is Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma, but she took the pen-name of Ken Bugul. Her books have been translated form French into English. At the time of the interviw she lived … Continue reading confessions. an interview with ken bugul

ngugi to be feted on 50th anniversary


These are the days that we look back to the days that famous books were written by African writers. At the time we did not know these books would be famous and be listed in the canon of African literature. Maybe these books were even written before we were born. One of these books was … Continue reading ngugi to be feted on 50th anniversary

the day wole soyinka held us all in a spell


He came to the capital city of Kenya to talk about trees, trees in all sort and shapes and meanings. A tree for a chief to set down with people of the village, a tree that shadows his surroundings, a tree that a family builds, a tree that smells like a poem.  A tree that … Continue reading the day wole soyinka held us all in a spell

wilbur smith interviewed


Earlier today  I wondered why I should be reading the books by Wilbur Smith. Now there is an interview with the prolific author and he seems to be one of the richest writers in the world. Richness does not seem to be a reason to me to read someone’s books.  Let me first read the … Continue reading wilbur smith interviewed